CallMD consists of a nationwide network of physicians and nurses across a wide range of medical specialties that provide phone-based medical advice and guidance whenever and wherever a patient needs it in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. Their services help people understand when they can self-treat, when they need a referral, and when they should visit an emergency room. The addition of the A.D.A.M. health content will allow CallMD to attract visitors to their website by becoming a one-stop-shop for consumers looking for health information and physician counsel.
A.D.A.M.'s Symptom Navigator will be used by site visitors to get information about what their symptoms may mean, and also by the CallMD nurses as part of their triage assessment. The A.D.A.M. Multimedia Encyclopedia will be available at no cost to all registered members of the CallMD site and selected health articles will be free to all site visitors.
"Mobile consumers use our service because the traditional health services and nurse lines just don't work for them anymore", stated Curt McCallister, vice president of medical programmes at CallMD. "We selected A.D.A.M. after evaluating several consumer health information providers and found the A.D.A.M. content and tools to be unsurpassed. We were also looking for a partner that could provide more than just health articles, and A.D.A.M.'s Symptom Navigator web and mobile device tools allow us to provide additional information to our clinicians. We were especially excited to be able to partner with them on the Medzio iPhone application, which we believe will have a huge impact on the way people seek and receive care."
"The CallMD service and the A.D.A.M. health content and solutions are a perfect partnership because they share a common goal - to give people immediate access to information and help them understand their medical issues and options", stated Kevin Noland, president and chief executive officer at A.D.A.M. "When consumers are better able to understand their health they save themselves - and the health care system - time and money."
In addition to the use of A.D.A.M. health content, CallMD joins the inaugural partners of the Medzio Mobile Health Network. The Network supports A.D.A.M.'s Medzio free iPhone application that connects mobile consumers to thousands of physician-reviewed health articles and illustrations and a network of health care services.
CallMD, an Americare Services Inc. Company, is a nationwide network of medical physicians who review medical information collected by licensed and registered CallMD nurses. CallMD physicians provide medical advice, diagnosis and treatments in 10 minute, one-on-one phone consultations, 24 hours a day. They provide treatment for non-emergency medical issues, and can prescribe non-DEA controlled prescriptions, with a CallMD nurse following up on every consultation.
A.D.A.M. is a provider of health information and benefits technology solutions to health care organisations, employers, consumers, and educational institutions. A.D.A.M.'s portfolio of products includes its award-winning Multimedia Encyclopedia and Benergy, a benefits communication and health care decision support platform for small and mid-sized employers. A.D.A.M. content and technology solutions help consumers better understand their health, wellness and benefits, while helping health care organisations and employers reduce the costs of health care and benefits administration. More company news is available in the VMW February 2007 article Thomson and A.D.A.M. partner to provide best-in-class consumer health information for health care organisations.